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9781911658528

Boeing 747

50 Years of an Aviation icon Author: Bauernfeind, Ingo Code: 60774 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 10/10/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2021

Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, aviation specialist Ingo Bauernfeinds new Boeing 747 history celebrates more than half a century of an enduring aviation icon that has changed commercial aviation since its maiden flight in 1969. With personal accounts written by former pilots and crew members, it covers the aircrafts early ......

9781922419392

Qantas : The Flying Kangaroo

100 Years of... Author: Montagnana-Wallace, Neil Code: 61030 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: AFFIRM PRESS Published date: 01/08/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

No symbol better conveys the intrepid spirit of Australia than the flying kangaroo. Whether it’s glimpsed on a red-eye flight to an interstate business meeting, before leaving for adventure or holidays, or when longing to return home, that sweep of red defines air travel in Australia.

Qantas has always been about ......

9781788544702

Jet Man

The Making and Breaking of Frank Whittle, Genius of the Jet Revolution Author: Campbell-Smith, Duncan Code: 70035 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 560 pages Publisher: HEAD OF ZEUS Published date: 26/07/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

The biography of Frank Whittle - RAF pilot, mathematician of genius, inventor of the jet engine and British hero.

The story of Frank Whittle - RAF pilot, mathematician of genius, inventor of the jet engine and British hero.

In 1929, a twenty-two-year-old maverick named Frank Whittle - a self-taught aeronautical obsessive and ......

9781910809426

Britain's Aircraft Industry

Triumphs and Tragedies Since 1909 Author: Ellis, Ken Code: 59041 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 30/06/2021 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
Britain established the world's first aircraft factory in 1909 after the Short brothers met up with the American Wright brothers and struck a deal. The industry expanded rapidly to rise to the challenge of World War One with such thoroughbreds as the Camel and the SE.5. The post-conflict slump proved to be difficult but classics such as the Moths, ......
9781471180538

Tornado

In the Eye of the Storm Author: Nichol, John Code: 60612 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD Published date: 05/06/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The epic story of the Tornado during Operation Desert Storm, by the bestselling author of Spitfire and Lancaster, who was himself shot down during that conflict
9781913089245

Norman Conquest

A remarkable, high-flying life in motoring and aviation Author: Norman, Vic Code: 60886 Price: AU $99.00 Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: PORTER PRESS INTERNATIONAL Published date: 13/05/2021 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

Motoring and aviation enthusiast Vic Norman has led a remarkable life. A trip to the 1954 British Grand Prix left an indelible mark, and he went on to own some of the most coveted road and racing cars of all time. He also founded Rosso Racing, which restored and prepared competition Ferraris, but in the early 1980s his passion for aeroplanes ......

9780241535004

The Bomber Mafia

A Story Set in War Author: Gladwell, Malcolm Code: 60818 Price: AU $45.00 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date: 24/04/2021 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

The international bestselling author returns with an exploration of one of the grandest obsessions of the twentieth century The Bomber Mafia is a case study in how dreams go awry. When some shiny new idea drops from the heavens, it does not land softly in our laps. It lands hard, on the ground, and shatters. In the years before the Second World ......

9780811739603

The Jagged Edge of Duty

A Fighter Pilot's World War II Author: Richardson, Robert Code: 60849 Price: AU $38.99 Format: Paperback / 408 pages Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS Published date: 30/03/2021 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Knepper's story is the story-in-microcosm of thousands of American fighter pilots in World War II.
9781557539786

In Their Own Words

Forgotten Women Pilots of Early Aviation Author: Erisman, Fred Code: 60449 Price: AU $69.30 Format: Paperback / 242 pages Publisher: PURDUE UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date: 07/01/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Amelia Earharts prominence in American aviation during the 1930s obscures a crucial point: she was but one of a closely knit community of women pilots. Although the women were well known in the profession and widely publicized in the press at the time, they are largely overlooked today. Like Earhart, they wrote extensively about aviation and ......

9783958295766

Michel Comte: Aviator

Author: Comte, Michel Code: 56775 Price: AU $115.00 Format: Hardback / 308 pages Publisher: STEIDL VERLAG Published date: 24/12/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

 This book is a visual biography of the legendary Swiss aviation pioneer Alfred Comte (1895-1965). Combining historical photos and documents with texts by Comtes son (also Alfred) and grandson the photographer Michel Comte, the book is the first to comprehensively explore the aviators extraordinary life and achievements. Alfred ......

9781953048684

Airplane Stories and Histories

Author: Currey, Norman Code: 60310 Price: AU $17.99 Format: Paperback / 182 pages Published date: 09/10/2020 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
NORMAN CURREY was born on the North Sea Coast in Scarborough, Yorkshire, in 1926. His first experience with aircraft was in the Air Training Corps from 1941 to 1943, and after high school he attended the de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School for four years at Harfield, a few miles north of London. After graduating, he worked as a stress ......
9781911621942

Halton Boys: True Tales from Pilots and Ground Crew Proud to be called

'Trenchard Brats' Author: Feast, Sean Code: 59996 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 30/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

The RAF Halton Apprenticeship Scheme has a deserved reputation for excellence. The brainchild of MRAF Hugh Trenchard, the founder of the Royal Air Force, it took the traditional idea of an apprenticeship and interpreted it in a novel way. It allowed teenage boys from any social background or geography to learn a technical trade that would equip ......

9781716557101

An American Glider Pilot's Story

Author: Ammerman, Gale R Code: 60245 Price: AU $24.08 Format: Paperback / 242 pages Published date: 25/09/2020 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
This is the story of one American glider pilot in World War II. After enlisting in the Army in May 1941, Gale went through basic training and airplane mechanic instruction. In 1942 he volunteered for glider pilot training, going to South Plains Army Flying School, Lubbock, Texas, and later Bowman Field, receiving ground combat training since ......
9781716606298

Memoirs of a B-29 Pilot

Author: Reyher, Charles R Code: 60246 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 356 pages Published date: 03/09/2020 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
"Memoirs of a B-29 Pilot" chronicles the author's wartime experiences leading up to and as a B-29 Superfortress Aircraft Commander.. He was engaged in the Air Offensive-Japan from the Marianas Islands in the South Pacific. He looks back at those experiences from the professional view of a retired airline captain, having flown over 35 years of ......
9781916216136

Britain's Airline Entrepreneurs

From Laker to Branson Author: Turner, Malcolm Code: 59852 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Britain has more successful airlines than any country in Europe. In fact, if judged proportionately against the size of her population, more than any other country in the world. The explanation lies partly in her history and partly in her people.

As an island nation which once ruled a vast empire and had to import a third of its ......

9781526781956

The Men Who Gave Us Wings

Britain and the Aeroplane, 1796-1914 Author: Reese, Peter Code: 59966 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 21/07/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

Why did the British, then the leading nation in science and technology, fall far behind in the race to develop the aeroplane before the First World War? Despite their initial advantage, they were overtaken by the Wright brothers in America, by the French and the Germans. Peter Reese, in this highly readable and highly illustrated account, ......

9781911621461

Rate of Climb

Thrilling Personal Reminiscences from a Fighter Pilot and Leader Author: Peacock-Edwards, Air Commodore Rick Code: 58829 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 15/07/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Rate of Climb is an original and continually entertaining biography, drawing on previously unpublished family and archival material, from a leading ex-RAF fighter pilot who flew Lightnings, Phantoms, Tonrado F2/3s and other high-performance aircraft.
9781648030741

Flying with the Schweizers

The Story of Schweizer Aircraft Author: Schweizer, Paul and William Code: 59865 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 346 pages Published date: 01/06/2020 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.

The story of Schweizer Aircraft is the story of the American dream. Three brothers became enamored with flight during the golden age of aviation. Aviation becomes their passion. In 1930, they design, build, and then teach themselves to fly in their first glider. They pursue their dream and create a company that eventually produces over six ......

9781910809440

The Tiger Moth Story

Author: Bramson, Alan Code: 59914 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 232 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 15/04/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

The Tiger Moth is one of the major aviation success stories in the history of British aviation. Developed by Geoffrey de Havilland and flown for the first time on October 26 1931, the biplane became the most important elementary trainer used by Commonwealth forces. More than 1,000 Tiger Moths were delivered before WWII, and subsequently around ......

9780316416283

Topgun

An American Story Author: Pedersen, Dan Code: 58909 Price: AU $25.87 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: HACHETTE Published date: 03/03/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
NATIONAL BESTSELLER "If you loved the movie, you will love the real story in the book." -- Fox & Friends On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the "Topgun" Navy Fighter School, its founder shares the remarkable inside story of how he and eight other risk-takers revolutionized the art of aerial combat. When American fighter jets were being ......
9781760875589

Shot Down : The powerful story of what happened to MH17 over Ukraine and

the lives of those who were on board Author: Velzen, Marianne van Code: 59003 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 31/01/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The first full telling of what happened to MH17 and the stories of those who were killed on that tragic day.
9781781557426

Autogiro Pioneer

The Life of Jack Richardson Author: Richardson, Nicholas Code: 58021 Price: AU $57.99 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 25/12/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
'Autogiro Pioneer' is an account of the life of Jack Richardson (1899-1987), based on his memoirs, edited by his son. In the 1930s he worked for Juan de la Cierva, the inventor of the Autogiro. He was the first person to obtain a commercial pilot's licence as an Autogiro pilot, and later the first fully-trained helicopter pilot in the British ......
9781781557303

Short Brothers

The Rochester Years Author: MacDougall, P. Code: 57047 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 26/11/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The story of Short Brothers at Rochester, a period of time when the company designed and manufactured their Stirling bomber and Sunderland flying boat. It was at Rochester that Shorts also specialised in the building of large passenger-carrying flying boats, these used by Imperial Airways to establish regular long-distance over water air routes.
9781912881901

Dancing the Skies

A life - and a love - of flying Author: Roome, David Code: 57823 Price: AU $25.52 Format: Paperback / 200 pages Publisher: BOOK GUILD PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 01/11/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A first-hand account of life in the Royal Air Force during the Cold War.
9781910809266

Scooter!

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story Author: Thomason, Tommy Code: 57616 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 22/09/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The A-4 dramatically bucked the trend toward ever bigger, faster, and more complicated tactical jet airplanes in favour of simplicity and low cost. This is a fully revised and updated edition of the definitive history of the A-4 written by one of the leading authorities on U.S. naval aviation.
9781999812874

Fire-Step to Fokker Fodder: From the Trenches to the Red Baron

The First World Wardiaries of William 'Jack' Lidsey Author: White, Andrew Code: 56877 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: FIGHTING HIGH Published date: 01/09/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Based on Jack Lidsey's detailed First World War diary, a unique personal insight into life and death on the Western Front, both in the trenches and in the air, including combat with the Red Baron.
9781775541431

Many a Close Run Thing

From jet fighter pilot to airline captain Author: Enright, Tom Code: 56774 Price: AU $36.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: HARPER COLLINS NZ Published date: 17/07/2019 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
A New Zealand squadron leader, flying-boat captain and airliner pilot on a life of aerial adventure Planes were rarely seen above the small Central Otago sheep-farming town of Ranfurly in the 1940s. Yet as a young boy, Tom Enright had a fascination with the skies that quickly developed into a longing to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as an ......
9781784423636

Women in Aviation

Author: Hale, Julian Code: 56787 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback / 64 pages Publisher: SHIRE Published date: 14/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Amy Johnson and Amelia Earhart may be the most famous trailblazing women within the world of early aviation, but there were many others. From the Wright brothers' sister Katherine, who was awarded the Legion d'honneur, to Mary, Lady Heath, the first woman to pilot a light aircraft from South Africa to England, the history of aviation is peppered ......
9781788491013

Race the Atlantic Wind

The Flight of Alcock and Brown Author: McGann, Oisin Code: 56764 Price: AU $16.28 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: O'BRIEN PRESS LTD Published date: 10/06/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
As the First World War comes to an end, teams of pilots and navigators gather in Newfoundland. The challenge: to be the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean.
9781910809280

Luftwaffe Eagle New ES

Author: Schuck, Walter Code: 54344 Price: AU $23.99 Format: Paperback / 260 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 16/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Luftwaffe pilot Walter Schuck flew the Me 109 in the Arctic Sea fighter squadrons becoming the Russian air forces feared enemy in the far north. Awarded the Knights Cross in April 1944 he claimed his 100th kill in June of that year, then barely 48 hours later shot down 12 aircraft in one day - a record never achieved by any other Arctic Sea ......

9781910809303

Spitfire, A Test Pilots Story

New Edition Author: Quill, Jeffrey Code: 54343 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 16/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

This is the story of an exceptional test pilot and RAF and Fleet Air Arm pilot, Jeffrey Quill, who took charge of some of the most important military aircraft of his time.

Jeffrey Quill, was commissioned in the RAF in 1931. He joined Vickers Aviation in 1936, and rose to become Chief Test Pilot at Supermarine. Best Remembered for his ......

9780750989022

Concorde

The Complete Inside Story Author: Trubshaw, Brian Code: 55170 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 01/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The inside story of this world-famous supersonic passenger jet by the former British chief test pilot
9781910809297

Stormbird

Author: Buchner, Hermann Code: 55862 Price: AU $24.34 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 01/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The author, a Luftwaffe NCO pilot and Knight's Cross holder gives a riveting account of his training with the pre-war Austrian air force, instructing with the Luftwaffe then the terrifying ground attack operations on the Eastern Front trying to stop the Russian juggernaut.
9781526705648

The Men Who Flew the English Electric Lightning

Author: Bowman, Martin W. Code: 52078 Price: AU $65.99 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/01/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Features lots of personal stories and colour images of the aircraft and the pilots who flew it, offering the first in-depth analysis into why a third of all Lightnings were lost.
9781526738400

Sir Alan Cobham

The Flying Legend Who Brought Aviation to the Masses Author: Cruddas, Colin Code: 55486 Price: AU $65.99 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 14/12/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Much-needed biography of one of aviation's greatest characters, providing an exciting account of a daring man during the formative years of air transportation.
9781781551011

Bristol Scout 1264

Rebuilding Granddad's Aircraft Author: Bremner, David Code: 55732 Price: AU $57.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 22/11/2018 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
In 1913, Frank Barnwell designed the Bristol Scout, which was the fastest and most manoeuvrable warplane for the first eighteen months of the First World War, and became the prototype single-seat fighter from which all later fighters were derived. As a result Barnwell became one of the seminal figures in the development of aircraft design.
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